The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
& Ireland In Dictionary Form - Volume 2

With Tunes(sheet music), Singing-rhymes(lyrics), Methods Of Playing with diagrams and illustrations.

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WE ARE THE ROVERS
Are you ready for a fight ?
We are the Romans ! Are you ready for a fight ?
We are King William's soldiers !
We are ready for a fight,
We are the Romans ! We are ready for a fight,
We are King William's soldiers!
óWrotham, Kent (Miss D. Kimball).
III. Will you have a gill of ale ? We are the Romans ! Will you have a gill of ale ?
For we are the Roman soldiers !
A gill of ale won't serve us all,
We are the English ! A gill of ale won't, &c,
For we are the English soldiers!
Take a pint and go your way, We are, &c. [As above.]
A pint of ale won't serve us all, We are, &c.
Take a quart and go your way, We are, &c.
A quart of ale won't serve us all, We are, &c.
Take a gallon and go your way, We are, &c.
A gallon of ale won't serve us all, We are, &c.
Take a barrel and go your way, We are, &c.
A barrel of ale will serve us all, We are, &c.
óLancashire : Liverpool and its neighbourhood (Mrs. Harley).







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